Peking Duck is one of the most popular dishes in Chinese cuisine. It is famous for its crispy skin and juicy meat served with the traditional accompaniments of pancakes, spring onion, cucumber and plum sauce. Usually this is a dish best left to the professionals, but with this recipe you can recreate the Chinese classic at home.
Below, the chefs at Royal China reveal their exclusive recipe for the most authentic and delicious Peking Duck and is meant to serve four people.
Duck breasts; 3 shallots – sliced; 3 spring onions; 1 clove of garlic; 1 table spoon of Maltose Sugar; 2 table spoons of vinegar; 3 table spoons of oil and finally add salt to taste.
Fry the shallots, spring onion and garlic in a pan and heavily salt
Marinate the duck breasts with the fried ingredients
Mix the maltose sugar with vinegar and hot water, and pour on the skin
Place the duck onto a barbeque until cooked
Baste the skin of the duck with hot oil until it is golden brown and crispy.
For the Pancakes:
Slice the duck breast into slender strips, and place the meat in a pancake with sliced spring onion, cucumbers and a dollop of plum sauce. Wrap and enjoy!
The Royal China Group consists of six of London’s most authentic and prestigious Chinese restaurants, including the luxurious and critically-acclaimed Royal China Club. Based in prime areas of London, the restaurants are centrally located on Baker Street, as well as in Bayswater, Fulham, Harrow-on-the-Hill and Canary Wharf. You can find out more by checking out their website www.royalchinagroup.co.uk
Photographs courtesy of Royal China Group